Heavy Equipment Operator Training Program

Saamis Employment is pleased to work with Olds College in Olds, AB to deliver a 12-week Heavy Equipment Operator Program (HEO). This program will allow individuals to obtain all the basic skills necessary to enter the Heavy Equipment Operator Trade with above average opportunities for employment upon successful completion.

 Program Overview:

  • Clients will receive Workplace Safety training and Safety Tickets
  • Introduction to Earthmoving through hands on practical experience
  • Equipment Operation and Preventative Mechanical Maintenance
  • Fieldwork and jobsite Fundamentals
  • Earthmoving Operational Techniques
  • Heavy Equipment Operator Practicum
  • Accommodations at Olds College Student Housing for the duration of the program


  • High School Diploma or its equivalent.
  • Minimum of 18 years of age upon completion of the program
  • Class 5 Driver’s License (Please submit a copy of your Class 5 Driver’s License (GDL licenses are accepted). It is recommended that you have a full Class 5 License as it improves your employability, however it is not required for entrance into the program. Please note: restrictions such as a blow box on your license is not acceptable to enter into the program.)

How to Apply:

  1. (Required) Transcript(s) showing any completed high school and post-secondary courses
  2. (Required) Letter of Introduction and Intent, outlining the following:
    • Introduce yourself
    • Indicate why you wish to enrol in the program
    • Elaborate on your career goals
    • Detail your experience relevant to this program and the industry
  1. (Required) A resume of your work history, extracurricular activities, volunteer service, etc. for the last 5 years
  2. (Required) Include copies of any tickets and/or certificates you currently hold (e.g.: first aid, safety tickets, etc.)
  3. (Optional) Letter(s) of reference from current or past employers/coaches/etc. (maximum of two letters)
  4. Copy of your First Nations Status Card
  5. Copy of your Class 5 Drivers License and a up-to date Drivers abstract
  6. Completion of Labour Market Research, Training Request and Registration Form which will be provided to you at your local CFT7 sponsored Employment Center

Tentative Start Date: June 1, 2021

Only 12 seats available – call now

Call 403-504-4056 in Medicine Hat or 403-320-7699 in Lethbridge


Jun 01 2021 - Aug 20 2021




Olds College
Olds, Alberta


Saamis Employment
403-504-4056 / 403-320-7699